Canadian College of Performing Arts 2016-2017 season

Canadian College of Performing Arts 2016-2017 season

To celebrate their 19th season, the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) returns to classics by Thornton Wilder, Dylan Thomas, and the celebrated duo of Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as the much loved Disney musical Beauty and the Beast.  Students of Company C, the Year 3 theatre collective, in collaboration with the Belfry Theatre, will premiere a new work, This Little Light, by local playwright Erin Macklem (with music by CCPA alum Brad L’Écuyer) and perform a site specific adaptation of Ruddigore at Craigdarroch Castle.  Another popular collaboration will see Year I and Year II students performing A Sentimental Christmas with the Victoria Symphony in early December. Year II mentorships in directing, playwriting, choreography and choral conducting will be highlighted during the TD Festival of New Works in early December, and the Year II ensemble will be featured in Theatrical Treasures  in early March.

As the mother of a CCPA graduate–Elliott Loran–the college is close to my heart.  I firmly believe in supporting young, emerging artists at the beginning of their careers.  It has been my pleasure to champion their successes over the years, to marvel at their tenacity and ingenuity in our ever-changing Canadian arts landscape, and to encourage other arts patrons to experience, first-hand, the quality of the work being produced right here at this nationally-recognized performing arts college.


Company C
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
October 20-23, 2016

TD Festival of New Works
December 6-8, 2016

Performance with the Victoria Symphony
December 9-12, 2016

Company C
This Little Light at the Belfry Theatre
By Brad L’Écuyer and Erin Macklem
December 7-23, 2016

Company C
Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan presented at Craigdarroch Castle
January 27-February 5, 2017

Theatrical Treasures March 2-5, 2017
Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas
The Triangle Factory Fire Project by Christopher Piethier

On Broadway,
Beauty and the Beast
April 21-29, 2017

Fresh off its most successful season yet, The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is working to continue its momentum with another hugely challenging season culminating in a two week run of Disney’s The Beauty and the Beast.

“Last year we welcomed so many new patrons with a season that included “Mary Poppins”, “The Great Gatsby”, Into the Woods” as well as special events like our Casino Royale 007 and New Works Festival,” says the college’s Artistic Director, Darold Roles. “We want to continue to raise the bar with another fantastic season and we have chosen productions that will put our emerging artists to the test and again deliver to our community.

This year, the college is proud to partner with other performing arts institutions to provide the best of live music and theatre. Company C, the Year III program of the college will perform in The Belfry Theatre’s “This Little Light”, an original Christmas holiday musical. Also in December, the college will be featured in the Victoria Symphony’s Christmas Pops performances. In March, CCPA will perform with The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. The season will be capped off with a full two week production of Disney’s “The Beauty and The Beast” with its Academy Award®-winning score.

For tickets and ticket information please contact the Canadian College of Performing Arts Box Office at 250-595-9970 or go to

Full season:  All Company C shows, Theatrical Treasures and On Broadway (Beauty and the Beast) $150 adults, $125 seniors, $95 students.  Please note:  (does not include the performance with the Victoria Symphony)
CCPA Season: $85 adults, $70 seniors, $50 students
Company C Season: $65 adults, $55 seniors, $45 students


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